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Staying Cool on Hot Summer Days

On extreme heat days in Ashland, when an official City of Ashland Cooling Shelter is not
Lithia Park
Wading area in Lithia Park 
available, please consider the following options to help stay cool: 
  • The Ashland Library, located at 410 Siskiyou Blvd, has general availability for escaping the heat and cooling off. The library is open on the following days and times…
    • Mon-Thu, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. *
    • Fri, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Sat-Sun, Noon to 5 p.m.
  • Find respite in one of 19 parks in the City of Ashland
In Hunter Park, the Daniel Meyer Memorial Pool is open Tuesday through Sunday.* Complete information at In Lithia Park, the Swim Reservoir and the wading area near the children’s playground are both open now. In addition, the Splash Pad at Garfield Park is open seven (7) days a week from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Most developed parks have functional water fountains, with the exception of Briscoe and Scenic Park. For information on the City of Ashland and APRC visit

If the City of Ashland activates a cooling shelter, a notice will be posted to the City of Ashland website,

*The Ashland Library will be closed on July 4 and the Daniel Meyer Memorial Pool will be closed on July 3 and 4, in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.

Released June 28, 2023 

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